The Beatles Anthology, 25 Years On

I can without a doubt pinpoint the exact moment in my early childhood that set me onto the path that made me who I am today. My lifelong passion for music, writing about music and my intents to devote the rest of my life to fostering an entire community around music can all be tracedContinue reading “The Beatles Anthology, 25 Years On”

The Record Crates United Mixtape #24

Kick out the jams with us tonight on a sprawling episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape on Dunebuggyradio.com. Tune in at 8PM EST, and if you miss it, don’t forget that there’ll be an instant replay at 9 and another replay on Sunday at 8 as well. If you like what you’re reading, pleaseContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape #24”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 16

Tune in to Dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8pm EST for the latest episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape. Tonight’s playlist is all Fillmore East recordings, including performances by the likes of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fairport Convention, Miles Davis, and many others. -KH

Kak – Kak (Mad About Guerssen Vinyl Reissue)

On the year of its 50th anniversary, Mad About Guerssen has released what is certainly the most definitive vinyl reissue of Kak’s legendary sole release. Born from the ashes of the equally infamous West Coast proto-punks, The Oxford Circle, Kak exhibited excellent songwriting chops that blended bucolic sun-kissed folk rock with guitar-driven acid rock. If itContinue reading “Kak – Kak (Mad About Guerssen Vinyl Reissue)”

The Closing of The Fillmore East

On this day 48 years ago, Bill Graham shut down The Fillmore East, and with it, an entire era of popular music. After a final public concert, Graham closed the venue with a total party with an invite-only audience. The Allman Brothers, J. Geils Band and Albert King were advertised, but Edgar Winter’s White Trash,Continue reading “The Closing of The Fillmore East”

Happy Birthday to Miles Davis, Levon Helm and Jaki Liebezeit

If it didn’t bump right into Memorial Day, I’d say that we should make an international holiday on May 26th to celebrate the birth of these three musical geniuses. For now though, let’s remember these three true giants of music with these great performances: Miles Davis – Live in Vienna 1973 The Band – LiveContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Miles Davis, Levon Helm and Jaki Liebezeit”

The World of Promo Films (Part 2)

Continuing the list that I started in March, here’s another selection of other fine promotional videos that predate the MTV era. If you missed the first part, check that out here. David Bowie – Space Oddity David Bowie, as a performer, was made to be seen as much as he was made to be heard.Continue reading “The World of Promo Films (Part 2)”

April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition

Guerssen Records are reissuing some of the most daring, unusual and straight up mindblowing obscure records of all time. They’re doing an especially excellent job recently, so here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite of the label’s recent batch of releases: Thomas Hamilton – Pieces For Kohn Sometimes, there is nothing more fascinatingContinue reading “April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition”

The World of Promo Films (Part 1)

What we know of today as the music video started out in the ‘60s as the ‘Promo Film’ or “Promotional Video.” These were essentially short films made to advertise a band’s new single, usually to replace an in-person appearance on a TV show or, in The Beatles’ case, to make up for concerts in general.Continue reading “The World of Promo Films (Part 1)”

Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show

Mandrake Paddle Steamer were one of the countless UK underground bands that crept about in undeserving obscurity during the heady transitional period between psychedelic rock and prog during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Over the last several decades, the group slowly developed a cult following, despite the fact that they only officially released aContinue reading “Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Pandemonium Shadow Show”